PS2-1 INTRODUCTION TO URBAN DESIGN AND URBAN PLANNING

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΣΤΙΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΕΟΔΟΜΙΚΟ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟ / PS2-1 INTRODUCTION TO URBAN DESIGN AND URBAN PLANNING
CodeΣΕ2-1
FacultyEngineering
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID20002370

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 151
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course218

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
600161809
Type of the Course
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the studio course, students will be able to: - grasp and comprehend the basic concepts of urban space structure and organization; - perform field observational study on the use of open public space - do field research and map out the basic characteristics of buildings in an urban area - produce a synthesis of the field (primary) data and data from other sources, in the context of urban analysis - create maps of analysis of existing condition, in various scales of space, from the specific public space to the scale of the entire city.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This studio course is organized in two parts - theory and design exercises. In the theoretical part, there are a number of lectures (by the instructors as well as invited speakers) on issues related to urban analysis and this input is the background for the design exercises of the semester. In the practice part, the students' teams do three exercises / short projects regarding the systematic analysis of urban structure and functional organizations of a part of the city. The brief of the exercises is communicated in stages, according to the studio's programme.
Keywords
Urban design, urban analysis, urban planning
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
In this design studio we will be using design software (Autocad etc.), Powerpoint, Publisher, Google earth, GIS. etc.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures39
Laboratory Work39
Reading Assigment26
Tutorial26
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities6
Project78
Exams2
Total216
Student Assessment
Description
Grading is based upon: - attendance and active participation in the studio (10%), - the design exercises and projects during the semester (80%), and - the final exam (10%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Αραβαντινός Α. (2004). Πολεοδομικός Σχεδιασμός. Για μια βιώσιμη ανάπτυξη του αστικού χώρου, Αθήνα: Συμμετρία. 2. Γερόλυμπου Α. (1995). Η ανοικοδόμηση της Θεσσαλονίκης μετά την πυρκαγιά του 1917. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press
Additional bibliography for study
How To Study Public Life [electronic resource], Jan Gehl / Birgitte Svarre
Last Update
17-11-2020